Media Center Edition

Posted on 2006-04-25
Last Modified: 2010-04-18
I have two laptops that are media center edition on them. Can they be integrated into a Win2k3 server domain without issues? I know XP Pro is the recommended way to do it, and XP Home sucks, but what of media center edition?
Question by:DrDamnit
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    Accepted Solution

    No.  Media Center cannot join a domain.

    It will act just like Home does in terms of how you can participate.

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    Expert Comment

    by:Sam Panwar

    Actually, you can join a domain, but only during a clean installation, and during the initial setup of the machine.  After the initial setup is complete, this functionality is removed.   This is for compatibility with the Media Center Extender devices.

    Additionally, if you're upgrading a machine that is already joined to a domain, it will remain joined.  However, if you leave the domain, you can't go back.

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